Popular wildlife in Olympic National Park includes Roosevelt Elk, black bears, mountain lions, sea otters, gray whales, and bald eagles. Non-native mountain goats are being moved out of the park.
Look for these animals as you explore Olympic National Park including elk, whales, eagle plus three more.
These huge birds of prey—they can weigh more than 14 pounds, with a nearly 7-foot wingspan—are most frequently spotted roosting in trees along the Olympic coast.
Black bears (but not grizzlies) live throughout Olympic, roaming far and wide in search of ripe berries, spawning salmon, tree bark, and insects.
Count yourself very lucky if you spot one of these elusive big cats—shy and wide-ranging, the park’s mountain lions are rarely seen.
The largest wild herd of Roosevelt elk in the Pacific Northwest lives in Olympic, so your chances of spotting one are good.
These lovable marine mammals can be found on the Pacific coast from Alaska to northern California, including Olympic National Park.
Watch salmon ascend the Sol Duc River in late summer and fall at this roadside overlook in the Sol Valley.
Whale watching cruises are one way to spot large marine mammals, but there are also many locations near the park where you can watch right from the shore.
Washington State's Pacific coast, Puget Sound, and the neighboring San Juan Islands are home to both resident whales and are a route for migrating whales.
Mountain goats don't have the same flight response to humans as many animals and they crave salt. Be safe with our five guidelines for goat encounters.